Hiiragi Tsukasa is one of my favourite Lucky Star characters and it was nice to finally be able to obtain a figure of her. I’ve looked through several online stores and all of them are out of stock and resorted to buying from Ebay instead.
This is not the summer uniform version, but I already had winter uniform Kagamin already so OCD decreed that I must not get the summer uniform version of Tsukasa. But the summer uniform characters have the schoolmate characters’ heads…
Tsukasa comes with an extra face, a handphone (with a pair of hands holding it), 4 extra pairs of hands, the standard issue Figma stand and a ziploc bag.
Figure articulation is pretty much the same as the other uniform-clad Figma figures, but it’s a shame Tsukasa’s hair prevents her from looking up. Her skirt, uniform ribbon and collar are made of soft PVC. There is a white inner lining underneath the skirt which I guess is to reduce paint transfer from the skirt to the legs.
I-don’t-know-what’s-going-on face. Elbow joints bend slightly over 90 degrees. The hands have a wrist joint but they are limited by the uniform sleeves. To bend the palms towards the face, I usually insert the ball joint midway so that the hand has just enough clearance to bend inwards like the picture above.
Tsukasa’s with her Keron Army-approved handphon-5-5-5 STANDING BY
The handphone is a detailed piece of plastic with a notch on the left side for the left hand to hold it. The sculpting on the handphone is so detailed you can see the camera bit and the charm featuring Sgt Frog below. Besides the hands used to hold the handphone, there are no extra hands for holding things.
Kung fu chop hands for the Rider #2 pose. Shoulder joints cannot be raised any higher than this because the soft PVC uniform collar is in the way. The lower body articulation has a wide range of motion, starting with a ball joint between top and skirt, and a Y-shaped ball joint for the hip.
Combat. While the legs have single joints, the backs are flattened to allow bending beyond 90 degrees.
Rider Kick. The legs rotate via a joint just below the hip.
Tsukasa and her elder sister, Kagami.
Tsukasa’s hair ribbon is in the way. It’s made of hard PVC so one may need to be a little careful with it or it could break.